Mechanics

STARTING THE CAR

1999 Lexus RX 300

Engine Performance problem
1999 Lexus RX 300 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 151000 miles

When starting the car from cold, it make a loud screeching sound. This doesn't happen from a warm engine. What could be the reason(s)? Just had a tune-up, and oil change.
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Andrell5
June 7, 2008.



You have a loose belt tensioner or a bad bearing in a idler pulley. Check drive belt real closely for cracks and wear.

Tiny
Mastertechtim
Jun 8, 2008.